Thursday, 21 April 2016

More on Her Majesty's Birthday...

Church and State. There should be no division.

The blogger "Archbishop Cranmer" offers this sweet meditation on Her Majesty's Birthday. To quote:
"For 64 of her 90 years she has been defending the Faith, as all British monarchs have since 1521 – some better than others. 'Although we are capable of great acts of kindness, history teaches us that we sometimes need saving from ourselves – from our recklessness or our greed,' she said in her 2011 Christmas broadcast. 'God sent into the world a unique person – neither a philosopher nor a general (important though they are) – but a Saviour, with the power to forgive,' she drove home, preaching the uniqueness of Christ like so many of our church leaders no longer seem to do. She acknowledges Jesus, worships Jesus, serves Jesus, and defends the Faith by depending on Jesus. She is devoted to the service of people because she is devoted first and foremost to Christ. Her 2015 Christmas broadcast bore testimony to that dependence: 
'"For me, the life of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, whose birth we celebrate today, is an inspiration and an anchor in my life.  A role-model of reconciliation and forgiveness, he stretched out his hands in love, acceptance and healing.  Christ’s example has taught me to seek to respect and value all people of whatever faith or none."'
On a personal note I wouldn't have bothered adding "since 1521." It is the prerogative of all Christian princes to defend the Faith irrespective of papal ratification. That is the Kingdom of God on earth, with the King as supreme in Christ's Name. Nevertheless, the blogger is absolutely right. The Queen has continued in Christ's Grace where many churchmen have failed, by succinctly and rightly driving home sound doctrine in her Christmass broadcasts. Perhaps not as succinct as a 250-page document on love, written by a presumable virgin, but she does what she can!

1 comment:

  1. Indeed, God save HM The Queen! One only has to consider her values, actions and beliefs and contrast them with those held by certain institutions to see what a force for constancy HM is.